Quintin Warner House, of Mission Services of London, has an opening for a Full-Time Addiction Counsellor. This position will be on a shift rotation of days and evenings and will report to the Program Supervisor.
Duties and Responsibilities:
To provide addiction counseling and support to clients over a 16 – 20 week program comprised of Pre-Phase, Phase 1, Phase 2, and Aftercare components with the following responsibilities:
Provide screening, intake and assessment for clients in order to determine the presenting issue(s) and access appropriate treatment programming and/or services.
Develop an individual treatment plan based on the assessment of presenting issue(s).
Provide ongoing evaluation, follow-up and revision of client’s progress/goals.
Facilitate group sessions in key areas such as problem identification, solving and planning, sexuality, anger management, spirituality, inner child and grief, relapse prevention and trauma.
Observe and monitor prescription use and administer drug screens.
Develop After Care Plan with clients upon completion / graduation of QWH or other recognized addiction facilities.
Plan, organize and maintain individual case management documentation (assessment information, treatment plans, progress reports, discharge plan, and homework assignments for assigned clients.
Provide service to residents/clients that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of Mission Services of London.
Develop positive service linkages and relationships with community agencies/resources, resulting in seamless service to clients.
Completion of a diploma or degree program in Social Services, Social Work or Addictions Counselling.
Membership with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers is an asset.
2-3 years experience in Case Management/Rehabilitation Counselling.
Knowledge of WHMIS, First Aid, CPI and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
Suicide Prevention Certificate (a definite asset).
Valid Driver’s License.
Sound knowledge of techniques is required: crisis intervention, anger diffusion, conflict intervention and resolution, use of chemical dependency diagnostic tools.
Knowledge of abuse, addiction issues, concurrent disorders and trauma.
Knowledge of French Language an asset.
Pay Level 4
Interested applicants may submit their resume and cover letter to: